Originally Posted by KBK
I really have NO idea what you folks are talking about, I have no TV in my house. No capacity to get or display any NTSC. You folks are my source of what is going on out there.
No TV, eh. I think you're a little strange.....considering what this forum is all about. :rolleyes:
Originally Posted by donkie
On the subject of oil, this is not going to make it any cheaper:
The U.S. Minerals Management Service said 645 of the 819 staffed production platforms in the Gulf were shut down, delaying production of 1.43 million barrels of oil. On a normal day, the Gulf produces 1.5 million barrels.
The shutdowns also delayed production of 8.8 billion cubic feet of natural gas, or 88 percent of the Gulf's normal daily gas production of 10 billion cubic feet, the MMS reported from a survey of 68 companies.
Since Katrina first threatened Gulf platforms, 4.63 million barrels of oil and 25.4 billion cubic feet of gas have been delayed from reaching market.
Don't worry, as the oil companies produce windfall profits, they'll keep reminding us about those platforms throughout the winter. :mad: If the ocean was full of oil and there was NO shortage, they would then blame it on refining capacity. If we built another 100 refineries, they would blame the price on something else they claimed that we're short of.
I think that the thing we have the biggest shortage of is brains. Only in a country and world that we can predict a hurricane days before it arrives, could we STILL have deaths and people STILL failing to evacuate when told to do so.
Personally, I'm more concerned with all the innocent pets, like dogs, that can't leave on their own, or were left alone in some of those houses that got flooded. Just the thought of it causes me great pain. :(